November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

FirstEnergy trip blacks out Highland Sunday afternoon

MONTEREY — An electrical substation failure in West Virginia knocked out power across Highland Sunday.  The outage began with a trip that reduced transmission voltage, according to John Norman, manager of external affairs for FirstEnergy C More...

Bridge dedication set

McDOWELL – The Crab Run Bridge on U.S. 250 will be dedicated as the Highland Veterans Memorial Bridge at noon on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. More...

Coordinator needed for Bath holiday feast

HOT SPRINGS – The community Thanksgiving feast is in jeopardy.  The traditional event, which has served anyone who wishes to come for more than a decade, will not occur this year unless someone steps forward to take the reins.  More...

GOP takes Highlands in statewide races

WARM SPRINGS, MONTEREY — The Republican ticket strongly dominated gubernatorial election results once again in Bath and Highland Tuesday.  In Highland, turnout was comparable to larger localities with about 45 percent of registered voters More...

Photo

Former Bath Community Hospital CEO Debbie Lipes was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association last Thursday during the VHHA annual meeti More...

‘Drumming Through Cultures and Time’ featured

MONTEREY — Tom Teasley announces the performances of “Drumming Through Cultures and Time” on Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Highland High School, Monterey, and on Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Nov. 12 — 7 p.m. Bath Courthouse — Room 115   More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools begin capital project planning

MILLBORO — Two new school buses, improvements to the Bath County High School auditorium and restroom repairs were some of the items discussed Tuesday as the Bath County School Board considered its capital improvement plan.  More...

In Brief …

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath school board voted to keep closed session and regular meeting times as they are, and adopt using a consent agenda. More...

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Highland Elementary School good citizens for the month of October were: Evan Adams, second grade; Wyatt Clevinger, Kindergarten; Hannah Meyerhoeffer, first grade; (Back row) Destiny Harper, third gra More...

Home & Property

Garth Newel quartet in concert at Carnegie Hall

Bath musicians on tour

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center’s 40th anniversary season calls for a big celebration. More...

Conferences link soil, livestock profitability

VERONA — Though farmers understand the principles of producing healthy forages and ruminants, many are unaware of added benefits available from managing land to improve the health of their soils.  More...

Early Files

McDowell luthier, musician describes instrument making art

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 19, 1982 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 3, 1988

• Highland County School Board members unanimously vetoed the proposed senior class trip to the Bahamas at their meeting on Tuesday night. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 31, 1963

• Sgt. W.E. Lambert of the Clifton Forge Division, Virginia State Police, has announced the assignment of Trooper Basil Joe Clark to Highland County. Clark will join Trooper D.D. More...

Bath market needs leaders

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Farmers’ Market recently completed its sixth season. More...

Officials plea for more mental health services in Highland

MONTEREY — “We’re in deep trouble here.”  That’s what county attorney Melissa Dowd told officials at a two-hour meeting Tuesday, referring to the need for more behavioral health services in Highland County.  More...

Stormwater plan work continues

MONTEREY — An adopted ordinance for the joint stormwater management program being developed by Bath and Highland counties has to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality by April 1, 2014, and all indications are the coun More...

Corrections

Liz McCarthy’s name was inadvertently left out of those serving on the Outreach Committee at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in last week’s story about the Boys’ Home hike. More...

Perdue named HMC director

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center’s board of directors has announced the permanent appointment of Debbie Perdue to the position of executive director and chief executive officer.  Perdue had been serving as interim ED/CEO since the More...

Library Notes

• The Highland County Public Library announces the availability of the online resource “National Geographic Kids” through www.FindItVA.org and through www.highlandlibrary.com. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisors heard Sheriff Tim Duff report office workload for October as follows: Assist motorists, nine incidents; assist other agency, nine; concealed weapons check, nine; destruction, six; domestic, two; fingerprints, one; More...

Business, education stimulated through VIDA

MONTEREY — The Highland Center has announced a new program, Virginia Individual Development Accounts, or VIDA, designed to help low-wage/wealth individuals and families reach business or education goals.  More...

LewisGale named one of best

LOW MOOR – For the third year in a row, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany has been named one of the nation’s “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in A More...

Library offers craft class Nov. 14

GOSHEN — Learn to make a colorful fabric “hot pad” for the kitchen or as a gift for a friend. With Christmas just around the corner, homemade crafts that are beautiful, useful, and inexpensive can be just the thing.  More...

Obituaries

SHAUN PRESTON HEVENER

HIGHTOWN — Shaun Preston Hevener, 28, of Hightown passed away, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.  He was born July 17, 1985 in Waynesboro, a son of Jerry Wayne and Debbie Hevener.  More...

GORDON REED CORBETT

RICHMOND — Gordon Reed Corbett, 84, of Richmond, passed away suddenly Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.  He was born Jan. 5, 1929 at Mustoe, Highland County, a son of the late Fred C. and Clara McGuffin Corbett.  More...

ALFRED M. LUCK

STUARTS DRAFT — Alfred M. Luck, 92, died at the Stuarts Draft Christian Home on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.  The Lynchburg native, formally of Richmond, and Buies Creek, N.C., was born on Sept. More...

Sports

Chargers get big road win over Blues

BUENA VISTA — Bath County stopped a Parry McCluer two-point conversion attempt with just more than six minutes left last Friday night and defeated the Fighting Blues 14-13.  “I asked you to finish it and you did,” Charger coach More...

Bath continues rise in rankings

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County’s big win over Parry McCluer last Friday night moved the Chargers up to 11th in the 1A West in the Virginia High School League weekly football ratings released Monday.  More...

Highland runners make regional meet

ALTA VISTA— Highland’s cross country teams traveled to Campbell County last Wednesday afternoon to compete in the Conference 44 meet.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Oct. 27 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs.  • Oct. 27 — Deputy James Rexrode conducted a funeral escort in Millboro.  • Oct. More...

Letters

Lend shoulders, ears, prayer, and support

Editor, The Recorder,  Our community is in shock. Within less than three days, two men have died due to suicide.  More...

Reach out; depression is a serious disease

Editor, The Recorder,  The hopelessness and desperation of a suicidal mind is impossible to imagine for anyone who has not experienced it directly.  More...

Apply same opinion, description White House

Editor, The Recorder,  Bias: This word has a lot of meanings. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

More than 160 votes were cast by lunchtime Tuesday in the Monterey voting precinct. Precinct workers included, from left, Steve Darragh, Jim Jacenich, Todd Frye, Shelby Grant and Cathy Halterman. More...

Left in the dark, again

For the first time since the major power outages of last year, we are beginning to understand how precarious Highland’s electric service really is.  And, that so far, there’s nothing resolved to stabilize it.  More...

Barn owls: Are they abundant in Highland?

Owls of Highland

Fifth in a series   MONTEREY — The barn owl is a midsized owl (averaging 16 inches in height; wingspan up to 43 inches) that may be more prevalent in the Highlands area than official records indicate.  More...


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